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Research shows that zero trust segmentation ‘stops an average of five cyber disasters per year’

Illumio, Inc., has released ‘The Zero Trust Impact Report’. This presents the results of a survey conducted by The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

The report discovered that 47 percent of security leaders do not believe they will be breached despite increasingly sophisticated and frequent attacks, broad adoption of zero trust technologies, and zero trust segmentation, which isolates machines across the hybrid attack surface to stop breaches from spreading.

Key findings include:

  • Severity and frequency of attacks are still rising: in the past two years alone, more than three-quarters of organizations surveyed (76 percent) have been attacked by ransomware and two-thirds (66 percent) have experienced at least one software supply chain attack. More than half (52 percent) believe cyber attacks will result in catastrophic breaches.
  • Zero trust is now the standard: 90 percent state that advancing zero trust strategies is one of their top three security priorities this year as a way to improve cyber resilience and reduce the rising threat of attacks turning into disasters.
  • Segmentation is a critical pillar of zero trust strategy: 75 percent of segmentation pioneers, those who are classified as advanced users, believe purpose-built segmentation tools are critical to zero trust and 81 percent say segmentation is an important technology to zero trust.
  • Zero trust segmentation has a quantifiable business impact: organizations that have adopted zero trust segmentation as part of their zero trust strategy avert five cyber disasters per year.

Research methodology

In February 2022, Illumio commissioned ESG to conduct a 1,000-person global study on the current state of Zero Trust strategies and the impact of segmentation. The findings incorporate sentiment from senior information security and IT professionals across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Japan.

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